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ContactThe Law Office of John Pierce, Esq.
PO Box 16309
Bristol, VA 24209
Office: (276) 206-9615
Fax: (703) 890-2485
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► Documents Needed For eForm 1
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► Flying With a Suppressor
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► Who is my CLEO?
► NFA Processing Times
► EFT Fingerprinting for eForms
► Guide to the paper Form 1
► Guide to the paper Form 4
► ATF eForms System
“John represented me at my hearing in Fairfax County Circuit Court for my Petition for Restoration of Firearms Rights. My case was a bit complex and it incorporated some new legislation that John was very educated on. The legislation was so new that the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the Judge did not have any knowledge of it. John’s actions in the courtroom to bring the new legislation to the attention of the court were astonishing and brilliant; even bringing a smile to the Judge and pat on the back from a fellow attorney after the hearing.
John’s flat rate pricing for representation is amazingly affordable. He is true to his word, communicates through out the entire process and works diligently to represent you. I highly recommend John Pierce.” - Shawn
“I contacted John via email regarding trust and estate work that I needed and questions that I had. He called me that same day, walked me through the process, took adequate time and was very patient in responding to my questions. He is very down to earth and professional. I was astounded as I found he was on travel, yet he took the time to personally contact me. He was very responsive in following up with the documents that I needed. I am extremely pleased and appreciative of the time he took with me and his outstanding level of service. I've worked with a number of attorneys in my profession and John exceeds the standards that I am accustomed to. I highly recommend him.” - Ron
Category Archives: 80% Lower
eForm 1: Documents needed
In the past, I have attempted to assist clients in filing their eForm 1 applications. The sheer volume has made it impossible for me to continue offering that as a free service since it can take over half-an-hour per application … Continue reading
Posted in 41F, 80% Lower, Administrative Law, AOW, AR Pistols, AR-15, ATF, BATFE, CLEO Notification, eForms, Form 1, Form 23, Manufacturing, NFA Trusts, Processing Times, SBR, SBS, Short Barreled Rifles, Short Barreled Shotguns Comments Off on eForm 1: Documents needed
Can I purchase a stripped lower from an out-of-state dealer?
I was recently contacted by a gun owner who attempted to purchase a stripped lower from an out-of-state dealer and the dealer refused the sale. The dealer had completely confused the issue by telling him that stripped lowers must be … Continue reading
Posted in 4473, 80% Lower, ATF, ATF Guidance Letters, BATFE, Federal Law, FFL Issues, Interstate Firearm Transfers, Non Resident Issues, Purchasing Firearms Comments Off on Can I purchase a stripped lower from an out-of-state dealer?
May a machine shop allow customers to use their machinery to finish 80% lowers?
I was recently contacted by a firearms enthusiast who is also the owner of a machine shop. He wanted to know if he could host an event where he opened his shop to a group of fellow shooters so … Continue reading
Posted in 80% Lower, ATF, ATF Ruling, BATFE, Manufacturing, Regulatory Rulemaking Comments Off on May a machine shop allow customers to use their machinery to finish 80% lowers?
Why do some approved Form 1’s say “FORM 1 REGISTRATION” in box 4a?
I recently received a call from a client who had received his approved Form 1 for a self-manufactured suppressor. The Form 1 application had been submitted pre-41F via eForms. In reviewing the approved form in preparation for having his tube … Continue reading
Posted in 41F, 80% Lower, Administrative Law, ATF, BATFE, eForms, Engraving, Federal Law, Form 1, Manufacturing, SBR, Suppressors Comments Off on Why do some approved Form 1’s say “FORM 1 REGISTRATION” in box 4a?
What are the requirements for engraving an item you are building on a Form 1?
This is one of those questions that gets asked over and over again and I should have written about it long before now. But today I correct that omission. Let’s walk through this in 10 easy steps. 1) When you build an … Continue reading
Posted in 80% Lower, ATF, BATFE, Engraving, Form 1, Manufacturing, NFA Trusts, SBR, Short Barreled Rifles, Short Barreled Shotguns Comments Off on What are the requirements for engraving an item you are building on a Form 1?